A high-end Chinese seafood restaurant chain has opened its 40th outlet in Wuhan, where the COVID-19 virus emerged last year.
The Xu Ji outlet was opened with fanfare and flowers at a commercial building in the Hankou district and is the second in two months opened by the Xu Ji operation, owned by Hunan Xu Ji Catering Management Co., a firm established in 1999.
The company hasn’t its goal, announced in 2018, of opening 50 restaurants by the end of 2020, but the expansion is proof the businessman behind the chain, Xu Guo Hua, has grand ambitions for the franchise. Xu increased his Xu Ji restaurant count from 22 in 2018 by focusing on fast-growing regional cities like Xi’an and Wuhan, where operation costs are lower and competition is less intense than in Beijing or Shanghai.
Author: Mark Godfrey / SeafoodSource | Read the full articlehere
A Scottish study comparing the carbon footprints of a variety of seafood products has concluded that mackerel and herring caught by the Scottish pelagic fleet are the idea food choice for environmentally conscious consumers.
The study was completed by Frances Sandison as part of her PhD studies, and funded by the Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group, Shetland Islands Council, University of Aberdeen, University of the Highlands and Islands, and Shetland Fish Producers’ Organisation.
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Phung Duc Tien, Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, assured that Vietnam has "advantages" in the markets, "especially in demanding markets such as the United States, Europe and the large Chinese market," according to Vasep.
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The notification does not represent a generalized sanction, but "it is a specific finding that involves the temporary suspension of a single company," they said from the Ministry of Production of Ecuador.
The General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) notified the Embassy of Ecuador in Beijing about the suspension of a shrimp export establishment due to the presence of the White Spot Virus (WSSV), for which the Ministry of Production, Foreign Trade, Inversiones y Pesca (MPCEIP) coordinates control actions and verifies compliance with the provisions of the agreement “Protocol for Inspection, Quarantine and Veterinary Sanitary Requirements for Frozen White Shrimp to be exported from Ecuador to China”.
A team of researchers, aquaculture and fornation production specialists from Maine, Rhode Island and New Hampshire, will work to help transform the sea urchin fishery with the support of aquaculture.
Coleen Suckling, project leader, explained that "there is a strong international demand for sea urchins, driven mainly by the Asian market, however, North American suppliers are not meeting this demand, largely due to the decrease in natural stocks. and the increased regulation of stocks ".
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Preliminary figures suggest that Iceland set a new record for the export of aquaculture products last year.
Iceland’s two main farmed fish exports species are salmon and Arctic Char.
The total figure is expected to be around ISK 29bn (£164.3m) a year on year, an increase in nominal terms of 17 per cent.
The figure will be seen as impressive in a year dominated by coronavirus and a pandemic which has shut thousands of restaurants around the world, hugely disrupting salmon sales.
The export figure for December ( which also includes agricultural products), is ISK 4.8bn (£27.4m), an increase of 58 per cent on the final month of 2019 when currency fluctuations are taken into account, but when there was no pandemic.
Author: Vince McDonagh / Fish Farmer | Read the full articlehere
Earlier this month, Norway’s Minister of Fisheries and Seafood Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen announced a new aquaculture strategy. The strategy will look at solutions to the challenges of lice, escapes and high mortality. A new scheme is also being drawn up to get more salmon farming into closed containment facilities.
“We want a development that also facilitates closed containment facilities. Customers are increasingly demanding documentation of sustainability and the environment, and although we know that Norwegian farmed salmon is one of the healthiest things you can eat, some are increasingly overlooked,” the Minister of Fisheries has previously told E24.
Author: Stian Olsen / SalmonBusiness | Read the full article here
HSSMI and MarinTrust have begun a three-month feasibility study, funded by the UK Seafood Innovation Fund’s Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), to define a traceability system for the UK’s marine by-product supply chain.??
Marine by-products such as head, fins, skin and bone are increasingly used in fish oils and cosmetics and, most importantly, in feed for farmed fish and seafood. The challenge is to find the ideal traceability system for such a fragmented and paper-based supply chain.
Danish fishermen have gotten off to a bad start in 2021, writes the Danish Fish Producers Organisation.
The trade agreement between the EU and the UK at Christmas 2020 will cost the fishery up to DKK 1.5 billion (€201.6 million) in lost fishing quotas. At the same time, the protracted negotiations meant that no agreement has been reached between the EU and Norway on fishing by 2021, and therefore the Danish fisheries have not yet been given access to be able to fish in Norwegian waters.
Today, Monday, EU fisheries ministers will meet to discuss fishing opportunities in 2021, and action is urgently needed in relation to the lack of access to Norwegian waters.
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A new association combining Greek and Spanish aquaculture to deliver fresh fish daily has been launched. The agents bring together 40 years of work experience from four companies that have joined forces and open a new era in Mediterranean aquaculture.
Avramar was born as a result of the union of the aquaculture companies Andromeda Group, Nireus, Selonda and Perseus. With a total production volume of more than 70,000 tons and a presence in more than 30 countries, Avramar becomes the world's leading gold brand, along with the largest producer in the Mediterranean.